Smolensk Strait

SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 19079

Feature type: None recorded.

Origin

This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

The strait in the South Shetland Islands separating Deception Island from Rozhen Peninsula on Livingston Island, 18.4 km wide between Macaroni Point to the SW and Barnard Point to the NE. British mapping in 1968 and Spanish in 1991. So named in order to preserve the historical memory of the area. While sailing through this strait on 6 February 1821, the Russian explorer Thaddeus von Bellingshausen met with the American sealer Nathaniel Palmer, made a description of Livingston Island and named it Smolensk after one of the great battles of the Napoleonic Wars.

Location

Latitude:
62° 49' 45.0" S
-62.829°
Accurate to 0m
Longitude:
60° 26' 00.0" W
-60.433°
Accurate to 0m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Accurate to 0m
Region:
Not recorded

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown The coordinates for this place name were derived from Map id 0 - This map does not exist in the SCAR Map Catalogue. in the SCAR Map Catalogue.
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
5-Jun-2012

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